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English Teacher Education in Europe

New Trends and Developments


Pamela Faber, Wolf Gewehr, Manuel Jiménez Raya and Antony J. Peck

The book has been conceived for all those involved in foreign language teacher education. The authors have mainly focused on the teaching of English as a foreign language because all of the member states of the European Union educate teachers for English language teaching. Over the years, many innovate projects have arisen in a wide variety of national and cultural contexts. The book brings these ideas together so that insights into foreign language teacher education can be seen from a truly European perspective. It offers a rich sample of resources of different kinds. More specifically, it addresses different issues, perspectives, and challenges. Without being a state-of-the-art account, it constitutes an important reference because it covers topics, such as education policies, student teacher knowledge construction, and classroom research, among others.
Contents: Kees van Esch/Eus Schalkwijk/Adri Elsen/Wim Setz: Autonomous Learning in Foreign Language Teacher Training - James Lawley: A New Computer-Mediated Writing Aid for Spanish Students of English - Wilfried Proges/Thomas Tepe: Europe and Beyond: How German EFL Teachers Learn to Develop their Intercultural Competence during Initial Teacher Training - Peter Slagter/Annelien Haitink: Co-operative Learning in Teacher Training - Marina Bondi: Language Awareness and EFL Teacher Education - Antony Peck: Training Foreign Language Teachers - the Role of the University and the Role of the School Now and in the Future - Marie-Anne Hansen-Pauly: Reading Books with Learners of English at Different Levels - Maria Sagrario Salaberri Ramiro: Episodes as Units for the Analysis of Task Performance - Michael Grenfell: Researching Language Teachers in Training - Elaine Hewitt: Developing Teacher-Researchers - Manuel Jiménez Raya: Contributions of Autobiography to Knowledge Growth in Student Teachers - Katie Gray: Reflective Practice in ITT: What TEFL Can Teach Us - Günther Gerngross: A Pre-service Methodology Course: 'Paradise' Lost and Found - Claudia Mewald: Training Teachers of Young Foreign Language Learners - There is Never any one Right Way to Teach.